The Philadelphia Union look to keep the Montreal Impact at bay in a critical Eastern Conference matchup this evening at Talen Energy Stadium. The Union (11-10-7) are just three points up on the Impact (9-8-10), and a win today would not only put some distance between the two clubs but could draw them level with Toronto FC (12-8-7) and the New York Red Bulls (12-9-7) depending on the results of those matches.
The Union didn’t fare so well with Andre Blake and Alejandro Bedoya out on international duty, losing 3-0 to the Chicago Fire in Illinois last Saturday. The Impact also had a disastrous last outing, losing to Orlando City 4-1 in Montreal on Wednesday. The Impact will be on short rest and be forced to deal with the brutal heat and humidity, with the game time temperature expected to be 87° F with a heat index of 94° F at kickoff.
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|CJ Sapong||Forward||Matteo Mancosu|
|Chris Pontius, Tranquillo Barnetta, Fabian Herbers; Warren Creavalle, Alejandro Bedoya||Midfield||Ignacio Piatti, Patrice Bernier, Lucas Ontivero; Hernan Bernardello, Marco Donadel|
|Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Josh Yaro, Keegan Rosenberry||Defense||Ambroise Oyongo, Laurent Ciman, Hassoun Camara, Donny Toia|
|Andre Blake||Goalkeeper||Eric Kronberg|
|John McCarthy, Ken Tribbett, Roland Alberg, Brian Carroll, Charlie Davies, Ilsinho, Ray Gaddis||Bench||Maxime Crepeau, Victor Cabrera, Kyle Bekker, Callum Mallace, Harry Shipp, Dominic Odro, Didier Drogba|